Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - June 25, 2021 @ 5PM UTC

What is the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba? Indaba is a South African term for “a conference or consultation between people”. This will be a live stream event, featuring members of the Ubuntu Desktop Team and members of the community. To get a feel for what to expect, you can review the last Indaba event on YouTube from May 28, 2021.

To keep up a consistent cadence of these Indabas, we’ve decided to have them the last Friday of the month, every month. (The actual time of day may change a bit as we work out scheduling kinks that may arise). This week the details are:

When: 2021-06-25T17:00:00Z
Where: UbuntuOnAir - YouTube
Where: UbuntuOnAir - Twitch

  • Ken VanDine
  • Monica Ayhens-Madon
  • Rhys Davies
  • Heather Ellsworth
  • @Wimpy is our special guest from Ubuntu MATE

We stream to both YouTube and twitch and we see the live chat in both for you to join the discussion and ask any questions of us or our guest. You are also welcome to ask your questions on this thread in advance and we’ll do our best to answer them on air :slightly_smiling_face:


Ubuntu has rigorous QA making sure stable release updates don’t introduce new bugs. Recently, however, we had a severe bug in the Snap Store affecting all releases: The “Ubuntu Software” application refuses to see that I am online

The thread has a great technical post-mortem but I’m interested in a “process post mortem”: How does the QA for desktop snaps differ from the regular archive and are there any process changes coming to hopefully prevent such regressions in the future.

Given the recent reboot of Snapcrafters, we’ve been discussing how to make sure snaps are well tested before being pushed to users, so any inspiration would be useful.


Is Ubuntu desktop planning on switching the printer stack to the cups snap? (if yes; when?)


Will we see more Ubuntu desktop flutter apps preinstalled in the future? The installer looks very promising. :slight_smile:


For Martin: When will MATE replace GNOME as the default Ubuntu desktop.


How is the stuff with Ubuntu core desktop going on? Any news?


Thank you for the stream!

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Thanks to everyone for attending!


That was excellent, so very much thank you.

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